The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department has confirmed that Tiger Woods was driving 140km/h in a 72km/h zone when he collided with a tree earlier this year.
Woods’ accident on the morning of 23 February sent shockwaves through the world as he was hospitalised with serious leg injuries from the accident.
The 15-time Major winner crushed his SUV on a Los Angeles highway, where he cannoned into a tree next to the road at a speed of 140km/h, causing a severe impact that left disturbing images of his car, the sheriff’s office confirmed on Wednesday.
Woods acknowledged the police findings in a social-media post of his own, saying he had been in talks with with the department regarding his accident and that the investigation had been completed.
‘I am so grateful to both of the good samaritans who came to assist me and called 911. I am also thankful to the LASD Deputies and LA Firefighters/Paramedics, especially LA Sheriff’s Deputy Carlos Gonzalez and LAFD Engine Co, #106 Fire Paramedics Smith and Gimenez, for helping me so expertly at the scene and getting me safely to the hospital,’ Woods tweeted.
The 45-year-old added that he will continue his recovery and thanked everyone for their ‘overwhelming support’ since the accident.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) April 7, 2021